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BALI ZIKA VIRUS

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Is Zika virus in Bali?

Of note there is a risk of Zika transmission in Bali. Most people infected with Zika will have only very mild, or no symptoms. Symptoms usually start 2-12 days after the bite of an infected mosquito and last for 4-7 days.[1]

Is Zika virus still around 2022?

Zika in the modern era As of April 2022, there are no current outbreaks of Zika worldwide, although a significant outbreak did occur in India in November of 2021.[2]

Does Indonesia have Zika virus?

Indonesia has not yet had a Zika outbreak, but there is evidence of ZIKV transmission in the country. Studies using serum samples from 1978 and 1983 found evidence of anti-ZIKV antibodies in Central Java and Lombok [24, 25]. In 2014, 9.1% of serum samples from children 1–4 years old were ZIKV seropositive [26].[3]

Is Zika still a thing 2021?

Zika continues to be a problem in many parts of the world. There is no vaccine to prevent infection. Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae.[4]

Is it safe to go to Bali pregnant?

Pregnancy Warning: Zika is a risk in Indonesia. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. Therefore, pregnant women should not travel to Indonesia. Partners of pregnant women and couples planning pregnancy should know the possible risks to pregnancy and take preventive steps.[5]

Is Bali safe to travel to pregnant?

Re: Is it safe to travel to Bali whilst pregnant? According to the CDC and the BIMC Hospital page, yes there is a risk of contracting Zika in Bali. However only you can decide if it is a risk that you are willing to take.[6]

Can you test for Zika virus before getting pregnant?

The CDC is now suggesting that women thinking of getting pregnant, and who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or because of where they live, should consider having their blood tested for Zika antibodies before they get pregnant.[7]

How long should you wait to get pregnant after traveling to a country with Zika?

Women should wait at least 2 months after travel (or 2 months after symptoms started if they get sick) before trying to get pregnant. The waiting period is longer for men because Zika stays in semen longer than in other body fluids.[8]

Can you get Zika if you are already pregnant?

Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitoes. You can also get Zika through sex without a condom with someone infected by Zika, even if that person does not show symptoms of Zika. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika.[9]

Where is Zika currently active?

According to WHO, the Zika virus is present in more than 87 countries. As of 2020, virus activity continues in the Caribbean, most of Latin America, Central Africa, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Papua New Guinea, among other places.[10]

Where is Zika free?

Whilst pockets of the USA have been affected by Zika, Hawaii continues to be completely Zika free.[11]

Which countries do not have Zika virus?

Bermuda. Bermuda beach. Ibiza, Spain. Great Barrier Reef. Seychelles. Santorini. Croatian Islands. French Polynesia. Hawaii.[12]